When Alanna Dunn bought her 550-square-foot condo in Calgary’s trendy Mount Royal neighborhood in 2014, she never imagined sharing the compact space with anyone else. Then, chance stepped in: that same week, she met her future husband, Ryan Agrey, an architect with Stantec, and a year later he moved in. “We weren’t sure if small-space living was for us, but I had just finished the majority of the renovations and felt like I hadn’t had time to enjoy the changes yet,” says Alanna, a senior designer at Reena Sotropa In House Design Group.
In the four years since, she’s continued to transform the condo into a bright home brimming with clever storage solutions that take advantage of every square inch. “We’re happy to have storage challenges if it means the trade-off is living within walking distance of 100 awesome restaurants,” says Alanna.